In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye a teenager, Holden Caulfield, faced many problems at a young age, such as his brother’s, Allie’s, death and being kicked out of schools. As these events occur, Holden is conflicted between choosing childhood and adulthood. However, no one can choose between childhood or adulthood, but Holden feels like he must. The death of his brother leads Holden to believe he should be strong and mature.
Coming of age, Holden’s fist is representative of his current path to adulthood. Just as his fist has been warped by grief and his actions after Allie 's death, so too is the path he treads to adulthood. His hand is symbolic of the baggage he carries as he is trying to progress through adulthood. Overall, The Catcher in the Rye is Holden’s story of turmoil and his struggle through adolescence. While Holden is currently a hormone filled adolescence, but he lacks many of the basic social and intellectual skills that an adolescence possesses.
The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden is suspended in Limbo between being a child and being an adult. Holden realizes that he is no longer a child, which is why he would like to preserve the innocence of children, but he believes all adults are phony, and refuses to be like them. Growing up is something that everybody has to do. As children get older, innocence is lost, and phoniness is obtained, and this is what Holden fears the
Elie Wiesel did not meet the final stage of acceptance throughout the book he did have anger and depression that conflicted him throughout, however when he got older he started accepting it more. In the book it explains the horrible childhood he had moving from camp to camp and losing a lot of friends and family along the way . Elie was a boy who had to learn and accept how to live on his own and take care of himself at a young age, acceptance is a hard process and it takes time to go through, therefore Elie started to accept but did not meet the final stage in the book. Angry is a stage of grief you have to experience before acceptance and In the book Elie mostly feels angry for what was going on in his life, it would make him angry seeing all the bad that were happening and especially when they would hurt his father. Many times Elie had to accept that this may have been his last day alive, he would think to himself why was he in this place.
Half way through A Long Way Gone Ishmael is sent to a rehabilitation center where he was given food, shelter and care and a safe place to sleep. But even though Ishmael had left the war; the war didn’t leave him. Revenge is never the answer relates to this because, learning how to forgive himself was a war of its own. Ishmael’s desperate quest for revenge caused him to commit many horrible actions. Ishmael’s childhood will forever be haunted by memories of the war, memories he can’t run from.
His father creates the fissure in his childhood. His innocence is shattered. He grows up and thinks he 's forgotten the pain. But it stays nestled in his subconscious, resurfacing at just the right moments o remind him that he 'll never really recover from that first shattering. In Rap Monster 's V broadcast (it might not have been Rap Monster 's because I don 't remember the exact
Allie was only eleven when he died, and Holden was thirteen. People do not expect the death of a loved one to occur at such a young age, and so abruptly like Allie 's death. The smashing of the windows shows the huge impact that he had on Holden, and how upset he was that he no longer had his brother by his side. Holden was uncertain in how to deal with this upsetting change in his life, resulted in aggressive behavior. Holden was also exposed to another traumatic event in his life during his time at Pencey.
In the city, it seemed that Charlie could not help getting into trouble in some way or another, and this is largely attributable to the lack of guidance from leaders and mentors available to him. Since they are still maturing both physically and mentally and building the foundation for their future, it is exceptionally important that American Indian youth have people they can look up to as role models while they transition into adulthood (Estrada, 3/8/17). Without such guidance, Charlie does not recognize the value or purpose of his life, and his sketches suggest that he is even contemplating suicide (00:05:00). Recognizing that his life needs to change, Charlie’s mother sends him to stay with her brother on the Navajo Indian Reservation in hopes that he can become better. Not only is the reservation much more rural and less commercialized, as Charlie discovers, life on the reservation is more slowly paced and grounded in traditional beliefs.
What would you do if your life was turned upside down in a matter of hours? April Morning is a novel by Howard Fast and is based out of Lexington on the date April 19th, 1775; it is about a young boy whose life goes from being just a kid to having more responsibility than he thought he would end up with as a child in the small amount of time that conflict arises. Adam Cooper is the protagonist in this book, he has many stages throughout this storyline, such as immature in the beginning, then he starts to become fearful of what is happening, and finally he matures. Immature is a common word; it means having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger. Adam Cooper, the protagonist of this story, in the beginning is sought to be very immature in his doings.